07/05/15 7:47am
Video of the week

Some time ago, I re-introduced the weekly palate cleanser posts (a.k.a. video of the week) on this blog. During the week, I post about road closures, stores opening, stores closing, news and things to do around Alexandria, Virginia. So, I thought maybe one post during the week could be just for fun. Therefore, a post that will cleanse the palate.

For this week, whether you have had a good week or a bad one, this video of five-year-old Heavenly Joy Jerkins performing a delightful singing-tap dance performance of ‘In Summer’ this week on NBC’s America’s Got Talent had the judges and audience falling in love and will have you falling in love as well. What a voice!


07/05/15 6:43am

An extraordinary home for sale at 1111 N. Pitt Street in the Old Town North neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia
This extraordinary 2 bedroom, 1 bath condominium is for sale and located at 1111 North Pitt Street in the Old Town North neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Open house TODAY!

Via the listing

If you are looking for beauty and convenience, you have found it! Come see the granite kitchen with farm sink, exquisite wood-grain flooring, ceramic tile bath, fireplace and Juliette balcony. Charming & well-maintained, Canal Place offers beautifully manicured grounds, swimming pool and parking. Convenient North Old Town location close to restaurants, shops, grocery, waterfront parks, trails.

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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07/04/15 7:51pm

We will gladly post reader submissions like this ANYTIME and your help with discussing issues in Alexandria is ALWAYS appreciated. You can submit items about whatever topic you want to talk about in Alexandria – just please keep it clean. Simply contact me if you’d like to contribute and/or have something posted.

An Old Town resident writes in about the string of recent ‘shots fired’ calls in Alexandria. What are your thoughts on this?? Alexandria Police (APD) addressed the recent string of calls at this link.

REMINDER: APD is hosting a community meeting on this week’s first homicide of 2015 on Monday, July 6.

Dear Red Brick Town,

I live at Queen and Columbus and I’ve heard gunfire from that area five times in the past 6 weeks. Always between 11pm and 3am. 15 shots one night. I drive through that neighborhood almost every day, but I would never go near it after dark.

(Photo by Robert Gebler, on Flickr)

07/04/15 11:28am

July 4th Fireworks in Washington D.C.
I will be up at the steps of the Masonic Temple in Alexandria, Virginia watching the fireworks in Washington, DC.

Fireworks are launched at 9:09 PM from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and light up the sky over the Washington Monument.

Here are top places to watch the fireworks in Washington DC from the Alexandria, Virginia area while avoiding the National Mall.